This quaint fisherman's cottage on the popular Middle Wall is a short walk from the beach.
The cottage is on 2 floors with two bedrooms sleeping (1 Double and 1 King Bedroom) up to 4 guests.
The family bathroom has a W.C. and walk in power shower.
Guests please note that the staircases of the cottage are original and may prove challenging for the disabled or very small children.
The charming seaside town of Whitstable is located in the Northeast of Kent. The town is situated approximately five miles north of the city of Canterbury and two miles west of Herne Bay. From the seashore, the town of Whitstable also boasts excellent views of the Isle of Sheppey which is only a short distance away.
One of the main characteristics of the quaint town of Whitstable is the booming oyster business that it has all year round. Oyster harvesting started in the Roman times and is a continued pastime in the town of Whitstable, as well as providing the local bars and restaurants with fresh oysters and other seafood daily, Whitstable also celebrates the importance of oyster to their town with a festival.
Whitstable prides itself on its authentic and slightly bohemian charm which provides guests with a unique and welcoming feel you don’t always find in big cities. Close to Whitstable harbour is the famous Harbour Street which provides guests with pretty shop front, boutiques and restaurants all of which are situated in building that haven’t changed from over a hundred years.
As well as the Oyster Festival and the famous Harbour Street what is there to do in Whitstable you may wonder...but fear not, there is no lack of things to entertain and occupy your time while on your holiday. The Horsebridge Centre puts on a wide variety of events for guests to enjoy from art-house film evening to comedy nights; there is something for everyone to sink their teeth into. The beautiful Whitstable Playhouse still put on a variety of plays and other performances throughout the year, which is perfect for after dinner entertainment. If music and live bands are more your scene then you will not be disappointed as most of Whitstable’s local pubs and bars regularly host live music events such as The Old Neptune, The Duke of Cumberland and The East Kent.
- Car not necessary
- Free internet/Wi-Fi
- Pet friendly
- Smoking not permitted
- Bed linen included
- Towels included
- Central heating
- Cooker hob
- DVD player
- Electric kettle
- Feature fireplace
- Full kitchen
- Iron/ironing board
- Outside table & chairs
- Private parking space
- Washing machine
Activities & Attractions
- Archaeological sites
- Bike rentals
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
- Nature reserve
- Public transportation
- Public villas & gardens
- Restaurants & bars
- Skiing - water
- Surfing/body boarding
- Tennis court
- Tenpin bowling
- Wind surfing
Seasonal weekly tariff overview
|#||Min stay||Start date||End date||Price|
|2 nights||01 Nov 2019||19 Dec 2019||£656|
|2 nights||20 Dec 2019||02 Jan 2020||£794|
|2 nights||03 Jan 2020||13 Feb 2020||£656|
Making a Booking
To make a confirmed booking, you will be asked to fill in our online booking form and pay a 30% deposit by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.
2 night break - 50% off weekly tariff / 3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff
Booking Fee and Paying by Credit Card
There is £15.00 booking fee that will be added to the total rental tariff. For guests wishing to pay by Credit Card there will be a 2% surcharge added to the booking alternatively there is no charge when paying by Debit Card or Bank Transfer.
Bringing a Pet
There is a £5 per day surcharge to bring a pet dog, please tick this box on the booking form and select the number of nights from the drop down menu.
I stayed at Middle Wall Cottage with my 2 young daughters for a week. We had a lovely time in Whitstable, with so many places to go without having to use the car if I didn't want to. My following review has both bad and good points, which will explain why I have only given 3 stars.
First and foremost, I must mention the stairs. On the description it does state they are original and therefore steep. I accepted that and knew my children would be fine under supervision. However, it did not state there is no hand rail or banister and is too narrow for a stair gate. As a result, my 6 year old fell about 6 foot off the side where the banister should have been. Q a trip to A&E and 4 hours of observation for concussion. Note, my daughter was walking down sensibly and I was following close behind. It was just one of those little slips that can happen to anyone, and had the banister been there, the fall would not have happened.
There is no dishwasher, even though its listed as having one on the website.
The tiny window in the top bedroom is original and in poor shape. There was a note asking not to open it as I suspect you would not be able to close again! There was a large gap around the frame that let in all the street noise (pub opposite) and an almighty draft. I had to block it with pillows on 2 particularly windy nights.
The drive way is a bit dodgy! There are sleepers at the front and a couple at the back, but reverse the car in too far, and your wheels will come off the sleepers and onto the stones, as I found out on my first day. Had to get boards and a good Samaritans push to get off the stones! So in order to stay on the sleepers, my cars nose had to stick slightly out into the road (normal sized car by the way).
Final point, which is not directly related to the cottage. The cars in the car park opposite experienced 2 occasions of vandalism in the week I was there. The group of kids were loud and hung round for a while. It made me worried for my car, especially as it was sticking out on the road, and the noise was disruptive. Twice in one week seems a lot and it makes me wonder what its like the rest of the time.
Ok, so for the GOOD POINTS
The cottage was very nicely decorated. The bedrooms were tastefully furnished with plenty of storage space for clothes. The bathroom was large and clean with a decent walk in shower.
Good selection of books/board games/DVDs
The wifi speed and signal strength was probably the best I've experienced in a holiday let.
Great location. 5 min walk to the playground and shops, and 10 mins to the sea. Even the swimming pool and castle are walkable from the cottage.
Communication with the owner was very good. She was informative, friendly and polite.
On the whole, our stay at Middle Wall cottage was pleasant, but at times challenging! The negatives I experienced, may not be negatives for others, but I wanted to give an honest review so to shed further light on what your stay here may be like.
Very centrally located close to all the restaurants and the harbour. Has its own parking space.